Josef Adalian

Guest/Host, Screengrab, The Spin-off

Josef Adalian joined New York Magazine's Vulture.com in 2010 and reports on all aspects of the television industry. He began covering the TV business in 1991, serving as a local TV columnist for the Boston Herald. Since then, he's been on staff at the New York Post, TV Week and The Wrap. From 1999 through 2008, he covered the small screen for Variety, serving as the industry bible’s TV editor. In addition to his full-time position at Vulture, Adalian contributes TV reviews to Playboy. 

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Over the past week, the TV industry moved quickly to first get rid of live audiences at late night tapings and game shows. Now those productions have been shut down altogether.

Coronavirus and TV industry: uncharted waters, plus streaming recommendations

Over the past week, the TV industry moved quickly to first get rid of live audiences at late night tapings and game shows. Now those productions have been shut down altogether.

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Following the cancelation of the music festival South by Southwest, other industry events are taking precautions.

Coronavirus and TV industry: fewer live audiences, Upfronts, Emmy events

Following the cancelation of the music festival South by Southwest, other industry events are taking precautions.

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A month ago, Bob Iger announced that the launch of Disney+ had been a smashing success with almost 30 million subscribers.

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